Help! What is this!?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ladychick328, Mar 27, 2018.

  1. ladychick328

    ladychick328 Chirping

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    What is this and what do I do?? Its craw is swollen really big and its mushy to the feel.
    Its not acting sick
     

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  2. Duck Lover88

    Duck Lover88 Songster

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    I think what you mean is its crop (which is were the food and such is stored) if do that is OK it just means that they are eating and drinking…
     
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  3. ladychick328

    ladychick328 Chirping

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    Do I need to do anything like separate her from the food for a bit? I've never seen any of the other get that big before.
     
  4. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Enabler

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    It looks like she has been eating well:)

    Have you noticed if the crop empties? Is she pooping?
    Some chicks do seem to have a bigger appetite than others and the crop size can look alarming. As long as she is drinking/eating well, is active and doing little chickie things with the others, she is fine.

    When to worry, is if she stands off to herself acts lethargic and is not interested in food/water.
     
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  5. ladychick328

    ladychick328 Chirping

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    OK, thank you! Yes she is drinking and pooping, so I guess she's just a little piggy...lol. I was afraid it was going to burst
     
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  6. Wyorp Rock

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    They can be quite piggish at times. It's always a good idea to check and monitor crops, so you are doing the right thing there. Even with my adults, I check their crop function weekly, so I can catch anything going on early (full at night/empty in the morning).

    I hope you enjoy your babies! She sure is a cute little thing:)
     
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